IL HB5886 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on May 24 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-05-30 - Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
Pending: House Rules Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Reinstates the death penalty if at the time of the commission of the offense the person was 18 years of age or older and the person purposely caused the death of 2 or more human beings without lawful justification or the victim was a peace officer killed in the course of performing his or her official duties, either to prevent the performance of the officer's duties or in retaliation for the performance of the officer's duties, and the person knew that the victim was a peace officer. Provides a person is legally accountable for the conduct of another in the commission of death penalty murder only when: (1) having the purpose to cause the death of another human being without lawful justification, the person commands, induces, procures, or causes another to perform the conduct; or (2) the person agrees with one or more other persons to engage in conduct for the common purpose of causing the death of another human being without lawful justification, in which case all parties to the agreement shall be criminally liable for acts of other parties to the agreement committed during and in furtherance of the agreement. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 and Unified Code of Corrections to make conforming changes. Effective immediately.

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2018-05-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terri Bryant
2018-05-30HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Severin
2018-05-24HouseReferred to Rules Committee
2018-05-24HouseFirst Reading
2018-05-24HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
72054-4.5New CodeSee Bill Text
72055-1Amended CodeCitation Text
72055-2.5New CodeSee Bill Text
72059-1.5New CodeSee Bill Text
7255114-15Amended CodeCitation Text
7255119-1Amended CodeCitation Text
7255122-2.2Amended CodeCitation Text
73055-4.5-10Amended CodeCitation Text
73055-4.5-20.5New CodeSee Bill Text

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